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“Migrant Protection Protocols”: Legal Issues Related to DHS’s Plan to Require Arriving Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico

The Congressional Research Service issued a report about DHS’s Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly known as the Remain in Mexico Policy, that discusses the rollout of the policy and provides analysis related to expedited removal, statutory authority for the policy, and other legal issues.

“If the Police Aren’t Safe Here, What About Us?” Asylum Seekers Fear “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Texas Monthly reports on the initial implementation of the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy, as well as the dangers that individuals seeking asylum in the United States face while they are in Mexico. If fully enforced, the new policy could result in tens of thousands of migrants waiting in Mexican border cities for their cases to be heard in U.S. courts. The Hill reports that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus sent a letter to DHS demanding information about how this new policy is being implemented.

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